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Curriculum Vitae

Sirkku Sinikka Ketola

born 1973 in Turku, Finland


Studies:

2009 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, MFA

2006 University of Art and Design Helsinki/University of Tampere, Art Education

2003 Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences, BFA

2002 Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen, Belgium

2002 Academie Beeldende Kunsten Etterbeek ´Rhok´, Bryssel, Belgium

2003 University of Turku, Master of Education

1992 Puolalanmäki Music Lyceum, Turku, Matriculation Examination


Current and recent:

2017 Solo Exhibition ‘A Body Called Paula’ in Open Studio, Toronto, Canada

2016 Solo Show ‘CODE - Handling-ling' in Gallery G, Helsinki, Finland

2015 Solo Show ‘SHhh..! Still hearing the whispers of the queen’ in Turku Art Museum, Finland 2015-2016

2015 SHhh..! Site-specific project ‘Light for Art!’ Light Artist 2015 of Art Council of South-West Finland. Turku, Finland

2016 Solo Show ‘LOL - Giggle the darkness’ in Gallery Jänis, Turku, Finland


Becoming:

Solo Exhibitio, ' AOmen' in Joella Gallery, Turku, Finland 2017

Social Performance ‘A Body Called Paula’, on the streets and the galleries of the world. 2016-

Residency Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, USA, 2017


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2017 Solo Exhibition ‘A Body Called Paula’ in Open Studio, Toronto, Canada

2016 Solo Show ‘CODE - Handling-ling' in Gallery G, Helsinki, Finland

2015 Solo Show ‘SHhh..! Still hearing the whispers of the queen’ in Turku Art Museum, Finland 2015-2016

2015 SHhh..! Site-specific project ‘Light for Art!’ Light Artist 2015 of Art Council of South-West Finland. Turku, Finland

2016 Solo Show ‘LOL - Giggle the darkness’ in Gallery Jänis, Turku, Finland

2015 RGB – Red-Green Blues, Turku Book Café, Turku, Finland

2013 That’s Deep Indeed – some theories of imprinted songs. Galleria Gjutars, Vantaa, Finland

2012 Intensité Lumineuse. Aarni Gallery, Espoo, Finland

2011 Harmony. Harmonia Gallery, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland

2011 Pom pom. Joella Gallery, Turku, Finland

2010 Inklings. Gallery Huuto, Uudenmaankatu, Helsinki, Finland

2010 Monotypes. Grafoteekki, Gallery G, Helsinki, Finland

2009 Vraiment! Engramme, Méduse, Quebec, QC, Canada

2009 Air. Studio Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland

2008 To Color. Cultural Communication Centre, Klaipéda, Lithuania

2008 Paradise of a Pink Pine. Gallery G, Helsinki, Finland

2007 Speed, Crochet and Protection. Rauma Art Museum & Galleries Napa/Rovaniemi & Titanik/Turku, Finland

2006 Summerwings, Tweet Tweet. M/S Ruissalo, Turku, Finland

2006 Independent. Gallery Arsnet, Turku, Finland

2005 Woodcuts. Amagallery, Finland

2004 Again, Woodcuts. Raatihuone Gallery, Turku, Finland

2003 Pause, prints. Joella Gallery, Turku, Finland


Selected International Group and Collective Exhibitions and Projects:


2016 Fin_Between. QiPO Art Collective, Los Angeles, Usa

2016 Åbo Konstgrafiker, Meken, Smedjebacken, Ruotsi

2015 GraN – Grafik Nordica Triennial 2015, Akureyri Art Museum, Island

2013 Ten Finnish Printmakers. Gallery Vilnius Graphic Art Centre, Vilna, Lithuania

2013 Retrospective 2012, Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium

2013 9e Biennale internationale de Gravure contemporaine de Liège, Belgium

2012 The International Print Triennial Krakow, Lettra, Letter and Sign, Krakow, Poland

2011 Megalo residency show, Megalo Gallery, Canberra, ACT, Australia

2011 Collection 2010. Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium

2009 Borderless – Végtelen, Labor Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2009 International Monotype Festival, The Book & Graphics Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia

2008 Unknown Society. Stacion Centre of Contemporary Art, Milica Tomic & Kuvataideakatemia. Pristina, Kosovo

2008 13th International Print Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.

2008 Flores de Escarcha, Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Madrid, Spain

2008 Riitekukkia - Flores de Escarcha, Palacio Consistonial, Cartagena, Spain

2008 7th Lessendra World Art Print Annual Mini Print, Sofia, Bulgaria

2008 Present Time. Vilna 2nd Print Biennial, Solo Project, Klaipéda, Lithuania

2007 Political and Poetical. 14th Tallinn Print Triennial.Kumu Art Museum,Tallinn,Estonia

2006 Finnish Women in Contemporary Art. European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

2006 Loe - Luode. Gallerii G, Tallinn, Estonia

2006-2003 Flying Carpet. International Art Project, Exhibitions all around the World

2005 Turku Printmakers Association. Konstlitografiska museet, Tidaholmen, Sweden

2004 Från Åbo. Turku Printmakers Association. Galleri Två, Uppsala, Sweden


Selected Group and Collective Exhibitions in Finland:

2016  Lazy Susan. QiPO Art Collective, Los Angeles. Galleria Titanik, Turku, Finland

2015 Valtio+, City project of Arte, Turku Old Prison, Turku, Finland

2014 Heart Side Up, The Hunters Group: Aho, Ketola & Piilola, Helsinki Art Hall, Finland

2013 A Celebration of Printmaking, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Turku, Finland

2013 Animal. The 7th National Invitation Exhibition. The Haihara Manor, Tampere, Finland

2013 The Summer Feast of Print Making, Art Space Oheistaidekoti, Vehmaa, Finland

2012 AFS12, Art Fair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2012 HpB12, Helsinki Photography Biennial, WeeGee Center, Aarni Gallery, Tapiola, Espoo

2011, 2010…2004 Members. Turku Printmakers Association. Joella Gallery, Turku

2010 Artists 2010, 115th Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Finnish Art Society, Tampere

2010 Terrible Joy. XV Mänttä Art Festival. Pekilo, Mänttä

2010 Union of Finnish Art Associations Year Exhibition 2010, Järvenpää Art Museum, Järvenpää

2010 The Whole Picture, Artists´Association Arte 50th Jubileum Exhibition. WAM museum, Turku

2009 Rajaton – Borderless, Gallery U, Helsinki

2009 Both Sides of The Sea, The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, Hanasaari, Espoo

2009 Värähtelyä, The Summer Exhibition. Danielson-Kalmari museum, Vääksy

2009 Kuvan kevät, Spring 09. Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

2008 Sysi. Turku Printmakers Association. Art Center Ahjo, Joensuu

2008 Trail-Blazing. Turku Printmakers Association 75th Jubileum Exhibition. Turku Art Museum, Turku

2012, -11, 10, -09, -08 New Printmaking. Galleria G, Helsinki

2008 Masters. MFA Program. Finnish Academy of Fine Arts gallery, Helsinki

2008 The Printmakers of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Cable Gallery, Helsinki

2007 Timber! National Invitation Exhibition. It.Rantakatu and The Park of Runeberg, Turku

2007 Visiting. Turku Printmakers Association. Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä

2006 Members. Artists´Association Arte. Gallery Titanik, Turku

2006 Lightly. Wood Workshop. Gallery Titanik, Turku

2006 Red point. Varsinais-Suomen taidetoimikunta. Salo Art Museum, Salo

2006 Postmodern Printmaking. Gallery Ripustus, Hämeenlinna

2005 Members. The Association of Finnish Printmakers. Gallery Joella, Turku

2005, 04, 03, 01, 00 Turku Artist Association´s 81 Year Exhibition. Galleries Just and Raatihuone, Turku

2005 110th Exhibition of Finnish Artists. Taidehalli, Kunsthalle, Helsinki

2004 Forest. With Aho and Piilola. Poriginal Gallery, Pori

2004 Miniprint Lahti 2004. Lahti Art Museum, Lahti

2004 Union of Finnish Art Associations. Kemi Art Museum, Kemi

2004 Turku Printmakers Association 70 Years. Joella Gallery, Turku

2003 Fine Art Schools in Finland. Taidepanimo, Lahti

2003 Pasifists of Love. Kaapelitehdas, Puristamo. Helsinki

2002 Turun Piirustuskoulu. Gallery Forum Box, Helsinki

2002 Art of Analyste. Sanomatalo, Helsinki

2002 Book Fair. Turku Fair and Congress Center, Turku

2002 Aino A. Printmakers of Turun Piirustuskoulu. Köysiratagallery, Turku

2001, 2000 Turun Piirustuskoulu. Köysiratagallery, Turku

2001 Fir of Pennies. Christmas Tree. Finnish Parliament, Helsinki

2000 Pigeons. Helsinki 750. White Hall, Helsinki


Works in Collections:

ACT /Australia, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Frans Masereel Centrum/Belgium, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Kemi Art Museum, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finnish Art Society, House of Parliament of Finland, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Sipoo Highschool, Teliasonera/Brussels, The City of Turku, The State of Finland, Turku Art’s Academy, T-Hospital/Turku University Hospital, U-Hospital/ Turku University Hospital, University of Turku/Turun normaalikoulu, Västra Götalandsregionen/Sweden and many private collections


Publications:

2014 Bon Sauvage – Luovuuden synty. Työryhmä Metsästäjät, Kustannus Oy Taide

2009 Kinttupolku paratiisista kaikulauluihin. Muuan matkakertomus taiteen juuristoissa.

2008 Turku Printmakers Association. 75th Anniversary Year Print

2007 The Association of Finnish Printmakers. Year Print (Curated by Director of Kiasma)

2007 Puuhakirja – Pysselbok. Turku Art Museum

2005 Turku Printmakers Association. Year Print


Grants and Stipends:

2017 Arts Council of Finland, Visual Arts

2016 Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Foundation of Huhtamäki (year grant)

2015 The Aboa grant of honor, The City of Turku (year grant)

2014, 2010 Turku Art Society, the Foundation of Helena Bruun

2014 Finnish Cultural Foundation (The Hunters Group)

2014 Arts Council of Finland, Visual Arts (The Hunters Group)

2013 Finnish Cultural Foundation of Varsinais-Suomi, The Foundation of Annikki ja Kalevi Koponen (year grant)

2013 Arts Council of Finland, Visual Arts

2013 The Foundation of Greta ja William Lehtinen (The Hunters Group)

2013, 2011, 2004 Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi

2013, 2009, 2008 The City of Turku Cultural Board

2012 Arts Council of Finland, Visual Arts, (year grant)

2011 Arts Council of Finland, Visual Arts

2011 Foundation of Alfred Kordelin

2010 Finnish Cultural Foundation, for Hôtel Chevillon in France, (residency grant)

2010 Megalo Print Studio, ACT, Australia

2010 The Saskias of Turku

2009 Arts Council of Finland (residency grant)

2009 Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Foundation of Kyllikki and Olli Vihanto (year grant)

2008 Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Foundation of Huhtamäki (year grant)

2008, 2005 Arts Council of Finland, Fine Arts

2007 Arts Council of Finland

2004 Turku Art Society

2004 Finnish Cultural Foundation/Varsinais-Suomi (Kaatosade group)

2002 Turku Polytecnic, International Stipend

2002 Finnish Art Society (Turun Piirustuskoulu group)


Memberships:

Artists´Association Arte, Artists´Association Muu, Copyright Association for Finnish Visual Artists,

The Association of Finnish Printmakers, Turku Printmakers Association, The Hunters Group


Positions of Trust:

2015, 2012, 2011 Silkscreen teaching in Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

2016, 2014, 2010 Silkscreen teaching in Kankaanpää Art School, in Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

2012 Silkscreen teaching in Turun Piirustuskoulu, in Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences

2011-2012 Association of Finnish Printmakers, Member of the Board

2007 Printmaking Teacher in Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences

2005-2007 Member of Exhibition Board of Artists´Association Arte

2003 Deputize for the Art Education Professor in University of Turku

2003-2011, 2013-2015 Member of the Board of Turku Printmakers Association

1999-2006, 2008 Visual Art Teacher in Turku Teacher Training School in University of Turku


Residencies:

2013 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2012 Researcher Residency, Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium

2011 Mazzano Romano, Lazio, Italy, Foundation of Väinö Tanner

2011 Hôtel Chevillon, France, funded by Finnish Cultural Foundation

2010 Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium

2010 Megalo, Print Studio, Canberra, ACT, Australia

2010 Saari Residence, Kone Foundation. Metsästäjät-group (Aho, Ketola, Piilola). Mietoinen, Finland

2009 Engramme, Méduse, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada by Finnish Artists´ Studio Foundation

2009 Berlin, Germany by Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

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